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Creating a World of Wellness by Dana DiTrani

When chatting with someone it is common to hear, ‘I hope you are well’, ‘Be well’ or ‘Stay well’. These and similar phrases can be categorized as courteous commentary or, in some cases, simply pat responses. Well-wishing is considered good manners, however, polite as it may sound wishing someone well also can be thought of as simply a civil impulse.

When asked, everyone wants to respond honestly that they are doing well, but with its wide range of definitions, what does wellness mean? According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is defined as “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.”

Everyone wants a more successful existence, but what if there is no active process in place to enhance your wellness choices? Luckily, every day is a brand new opportunity to create your own personal wellness blueprint.

Does wellness have to do with good physical or mental health? Wellness may mean becoming more holistic and spiritual, improving daily and family life, starting a new hobby or quitting a bad habit.

What does Wellness Mean to You?

Start by being completely honest and deciding what wellness means to you personally, and what areas need improving. Get a brand new notebook or journal and write down anything that comes to mind. Organize and prioritize this list by want, level of importance and ‘do-ability’.

Make a plan to approach wellness with a step-by-step process so that your results will build a foundation. Be realistic and don’t take on too much at once. The new process will develop, creating a new blueprint from which to work.

Get inspired and make a change in your daily cadence. Try taking a class that challenges your artistic side, join a hobby group, venture out to new places worth exploring, make a lunch date with a friend, learn to play a musical instrument, de-clutter the basement or volunteer for a local charity. The ideas are endless.

Stay organized, schedule the calendar, and adhere to your agenda. Remember that change is good and pushing through your comfort zone leads to growth. Keep in mind that asking for help when needed is a strength, not a weakness. It is a positive action that assists you along the journey to wellness. Get organized today and begin making room for life.

Dana DiTrani is The Spacial Specialist providing professional organizing, de-cluttering, and staging and décor services for your home or business. Contact 290-5164 or visit for further information or to schedule a free consultation.

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